Sweet and Sour Tofu

This an alternative to sweet and sour Chinese dish but with tofu, much healthier.

Ingredients:

100g (3 ½ oz) carrots
1 tbsp soya bean paste
300ml (1/2 pints/scant 1 ¼ cups) boiling water
100g (3 ½ oz) fresh root ginger, sliced thinly
1 lemongrass stalk, peeled and finely chopped
10 plum tomatoes, diced
½ green pepper, diced
50g (2 oz) edamame beans
½ onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp tamari
1 tbsp honey
150g (5oz) smoked tofu, cubed
Cooked brown rice, to served
Toasted cashews, to garnish (optional) if allergic to nuts use toasted chickpeas instead.

Method:

Thinly sliced the carrots on the diagonal and blanch in a pan of boiling water for 1minute.
In a saucepan pan, dissolve the soya bean paste in the measured amount of boiling water, then add the ginger and lemongrass. Bring the mixture to the boil. Then simmer for 25-30 minutes, until reduced and infused with flavour.

Add the diced tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, reduced add the peppers, edamame beans and onion and cook for 3 minutes stir in the tamari and honey, then add the tofu and heat the tofu through.

Serve with rice, garnish with toasted cashews (if using).

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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